Holidays to Egypt for 2016 / 2017
Once, Egypt holidays were restricted to visiting Cairo and cruises down the Nile. But with the development of the Red Sea Riviera, Egypt today means beach-front hotels, warm silvery beaches and crystal-clear waters as well. With the growth of tourism, last minute Egypt holidays are now more affordable than ever. At Co-operative Travel we have bargain holidays to Egypt’s most fashionable and sought after resorts, offering you the chance to catch some winter sun in one of the world’s most fascinating places.
Many travellers still equate Egypt package holidays with the Pyramids and temples of Luxor and Giza. Thanfkfully, last minute Egypt holidays to these places have never gone out of fashion and with a twin centre holiday it’s possible to take a Nile Cruise, visit the Valley of the Kings and still have time to top up your tan on the Red Sea Riviera beaches of Sharm El Sheikh! Alternatively, a Cairo Egypt holiday offers you the chance to take a camel safari to the Pyramids and Sphinx, and see the treasures in the world famous Cairo Museum. With over 5000 years of history to uncover, cheap Egypt holidays in Cairo are always a popular choice, especially when combined with a trip on a traditional felucca from Luxor – built on the site of the ancient city of Thebes, no less.
When it comes to low-budget late deals, Egypt has it all. The majority of Egypt package holidays are taken in the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, and neighbouring purpose-built resorts like Makadi bay, Taba Heights and El Gouna. However, even here, an Egypt holiday offers the chance of some cultural interaction. Many of the modern beach-front hotels hide old towns that have stood for centuries. Some, like Nuweiba, are mentioned in the Bible!
Although very hot in the summer months, Egypt is the ideal destination for families and couples seeking winter sunshine. From Marsa Alam to Taba Heights, at Co-operative Travel we have last minute Egypt holidays which will inspire you to return again and again.
Booking Ahead - Egypt Holidays 2017 / 2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Egypt holidays in 2017 / 2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017 / 2018 holiday to Egypt has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book an Egypt package holiday for next year and save money now.
Egypt - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Egypt has been rated as one of the top holiday destinations in the world. With over 12 million visitors each year, holidays to Egypt offers beautiful beaches, gorgeous climate, fascinating culture and rich heritage which continues to attract returning visitors. The Red Sea is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Egypt with a variety of modern resorts, silky beaches and diverse aquatic life. There are great diving and snorkelling opportunities here for kids and adults.
Ideal Time to Go: Egypt has a desert climate which means that you can expect great weather whenever you book a holiday to Egypt. The summer months can get quite hot, so if you love the sun, sea and beaches, then you should book a holiday to Egypt around June to August. These are the hottest months and provide the most amount of sunshine.For those who are looking to book cheaper holidays to Egypt, then we recommend booking cheap holidays to Egypt around January to March. These months may not be as warm as the summer months, but they still provide a good amount of sunshine and the hotel rates are much cheaper during the off-season.
Weather: Egypt’s desert climate provides continuous sunshine throughout the year which means there’s never a bad time to book a holiday to Egypt. The hottest months are June to August with temperatures rising up to 41°C, whereas the cooler months are January to March with temperatures dropping to 7°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Egypt from the UK can take around 5 hours, whereas connecting flights may take longer.
Time Difference: Egypt is 1 hour ahead of the UK time.
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Fun Fact: The tallest mountain in Egypt is Mount Catherine, which reaches a height of 2,629 meters.
Top Tip: If you need to call a taxi, its best to ask your hotel or travel agency as they usually have certain taxis which they know and have worked with before.
Places to Visit on Your Egypt Holiday
Holidays to Egypt are suitable for every type of visitor, whether you’re here to enjoy the sun and beaches or if you love the culture and heritage. Here are a few recommended places to visit during your Egypt holiday:
Cairo – Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and is one of the most visited places during an Egypt holiday. There are a variety of attractions to keep you busy here, from the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Cairo’s Egyptian Museum.
The Red Sea – The Red Sea offers everything that a holidaymaker could wish for. From masses of modern resorts to some of the best diving locations, there will never be a dull moment on your Egypt holiday.
The River Nile – The longest river in the world runs straight through Egypt and offers some of the most spectacular sights. There are also river cruises which provide fantastic entertainment.
How to Get There
Direct flights and connecting flights to Egypt are available at airports across the UK. Flights are available all-year round due to its popularity as a holiday destination, so finding flights should be relatively easy.
Map of Egypt